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Sony VAIO Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 11. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The portability and keyboard also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the battery and usability, and views are divided on the size.

screen, keyboard, portability, performance, design

price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

Hands On: Sony joins the Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid brigade, with a slider.

Stunning high res screen ; Very good build quality ; Very good connectivity

No proper trackpad ; Slide form factor doesn't protect screen

All of which leaves us with a peculiar beast. Essentially this is a premium Sony ultraportable laptop, with all the high-end features we'd expect of the company's enviable history in that segment, but on the other hand the overall form factor doesn't...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

 

Can Windows 8 work on the Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet hybrid?

Powerful processor ; Excellent touchscreen ; Amazing connectivity

Pricey ; Heavy

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the Duo 11 sits flat like a tablet out of the box, but can morph into a more upright position to reveal...

Screen looks great, decent build quality, backlit keys, reasonable power

Touchscreen dirties up quickly, compressed keyboard is awkward, no dock for stylus, occasional orientation issues, when the fan kicks in it's horrendously noisy

Although inherently a laptop, the VAIO Duo 11 can't help but feel a bit like an oversized, and ultimately expensive - yet powerful - tablet. Which is rather confusing.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 offers more than the traditional laptop experience. This touchscreen device comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 and even includes a digital

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

Sliding tablet-laptop hybrid with Windows 8

Great screen ; Staggering power ; Top connectivity ; QWERTY keyboard ; High-end build

Laptop-esque weight ; No trackpad ; Small keyboard ; Bulky ; Keyboard can't detach

The release of Windows 8 has heralded a host of new stylish tablets that make a pleasant change from the bland anonymous slates which have come to represent the Android market.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

Sony's Duo 11 is one of that strange new breed of hybrid Windows 8 devices that can be used as either a tablet or a laptop computer. It's certainly an attractive looking device, with an excellent high-definition, touchscreen. However, the method that...

It’s certainly nice having the option of using the Duo 11 as a tablet from time to time. However, at this price the Duo 11 also needs to earn its keep as a workhorse laptop, and that baby-sized keyboard could deter many people who need a laptop that...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

This laptop-tablet hybrid is certainly powerful, but its transformation between the two feels a little awkward

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11

 

An undeservedly maligned tablet/ultrabook hybrid

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

The jury's still out on hybrid tablet-laptops as thetouch-friendly abilities of Windows 8 starts to creepinto PCs far and wide. Shouldn't you really decide one way or theother before you buy? And does something like the MicrosoftSurface, a tablet with...

Dual tablet/laptop, terrific HD touch screen,powerful processor, full Windows 8

Not cheap, sliding mechanism doesn't seem sturdy, no storage forstylus

The Duo 11 has a stonking screen and delivers animpressive performance. It shows off Windows 8 to best effect butwhile the sliding screen mechanism is distinctive, it won't be foreveryone. This being Sony, it's no bargain, but if you want ahybrid...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

It’s certainly nice having the option of using the Duo 11 as a tablet from time to time. However, at this price the Duo 11 also needs to earn its keep as a workhorse laptop, and that baby-sized keyboard could deter many people who need a laptop that...

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA / Intel High Definition Audio/ Dolby Home Theater v4/ Clear Phase/ xLOUD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4960
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 4.75 / 5 / 6,5 / 6.5 / 9.5
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.5
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.07 / 2.4
Rear camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2.07 / 2.4 / 7.99
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Convertible (Floating Slider)
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5 / 30
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:1.8
Keyboard key stroke:1.2
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA / Intel High Definition Audio/ Dolby Home Theater v4/ Clear Phase/ xLOUD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:TFT
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.3
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / i3-3217U / I5-3317U
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Fresh Paint\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 10\nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / Fresh Paint\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 10, \nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / PlayMemories Home\nAdobe Reader 10\nActive Clip / PlayMemories Home\nAdobe Reader 10\nActive Clip\nInternet Explorer 10 / PlayMemories Home\nInternet Explorer 10 / PlayMemories Home\nInternet Explorer 10\nMcAfee Internet Security\nMcAfee Parental Controls / Skype\nFresh Paint\nAdobe Photoshop® Elements 10\nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Intel Anti-Theft Service, McAfee Internet Security / Kaspersky Internet Security / Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 / McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Internet Security / Microsoft Office, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security / Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, SD / MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.9 / 20 / 23
Depth (imperial):19.9
Height :1.75 / 1.79 / 1.8 / 2
Height (imperial):1.8
Weight:1 / 1.3 / 1.35
Width:31.9 / 32
Width (imperial):32